Sunday, 16 March 2008

Things that go "bump" in the night...

...go "bump" in the day in this house.

And in the night too, according to the previous owners. Their children apparently moved out because they couldn't sleep with all the footsteps and door opening and closing activity.

The house was built in 1830, and does have a well recorded history.

We've never had any trouble here though - I'll make that clear from the start. If you're looking for The Amityville Horror, then look elsewhere !

Haunted House, Story No.1.
We had some guests quite recently, and during their visit, one of them requested to use the bathroom. No problem with that. We have a lovely, functioning bathroom. Our guest returned to the table, looking a bit odd...and asked us if the bathroom door always opened on its own. Perhaps we should have said something before she went upstairs, but many people think you're weird and crazy when you tell them about resident ghosts (and sometimes they get too frightened to use your bathroom !) Thankfully, she was fine about it, just a little surprised at being ogled by a ghost when she was using the facilities !
This happens to us often.
It's quite impossible to not close the bathroom door properly. It's an old door, with a latch. The room has a slight tilt, so if you don't set the catch correctly, the door swings open doesn't wait until you're on the throne or washing your hands...

When we viewed this house prior to moving here, we were aware that something was here. The previous owner didn't say a word though. The neighbours are a little wary about this place too.

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